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the going to join me the jones the i love you that's a great way to brand him period sure george was the coromandel new kind of let's let's we'll close the show its ability to go clear from the scene the colonel was hoto as used to retrieve. the guns for hire company if use of killing seventeen innocent iraqis goes on trial in the u.s. but only on accusations of overcharging. norway releases the names of victims from friday's twin attack as experts warn the spread of anti islamic sentiment in europe could lead to more atrocities. nato led peacekeepers are deployed along because it was a northern border with serbia called ask the lady ethnic tensions over attempts to enforce a trade embargo. and on business russian markets open a trading session in the red with investors aboard a risky moves are ahead of economic reports from boston so we'll have more of that
and business in twenty minutes. this is actually live from moscow eleven am here in marina joshua came to the program at a private security firm family known as laugh water is on trial in the u.s. not over allegations that it killed innocent civilians in iraq four years ago but because two x. employees claim the company overcharged washington for protecting state department staff and war zones a firm which is now called xen provides more mercenaries for the u.s. and afghanistan than anyone else has been implicated in a number of scandals in two thousand and seven pts hired guns were accused of shooting dad seventeen on armed civilians in baghdad despite a lengthy legal process no one was punished over the alleged massacre the company is now set to take an even bigger role in afghanistan as the u.s.
withdraws its combat troops as artie's gun edged account reports there's concern washington to keep covering for its hired killers. this iraqi man son nine year old allie khilnani was shot dead by private american war contractors four years ago as a brain fell to the ground between my feet on the same day dozens of other innocent iraqis were shot by trigger happy u.s. professional killers they shot like they were trying to kill everyone they can see no one at blackwater the firm for whom the hired guns work has been punished for their massacre to other private american security companies were contracted to carry out interrogations at the notorious abu ghraib prison in iraq a name synonymous now with horrific human rights violations including torture rape and murder the u.s. supreme court recently threw out a lawsuit alleging abuse of prisoners by the contractors. in afghanistan
it's reported that human rights violations and even fillings are committed by security firms on a regular basis to an extent set to undermine call the show horses counterinsurgency efforts they'll start firing at anything that moves in general kill innocent afghans will destroy property. getting fairly consistent complaints about them everybody knows somebody who's been shot by the contractors. the lack of accountability has forced the united nations working group on mercenaries to push for specific international measures to regulate their activities especially now as u.s. military forces withdraw from iraq and afghanistan the number of contractors is set to grow dramatically. as well. so many. functions to these security companies they are not related in that they are not control and this is what we are extremely concerned that what we are calling is for
relation to the national international level so that. companies are accountable but washington is reluctant to let an international body regulate their activities saying it will find ways to hold contractors accountable but so far the u.s. justice system has largely failed to do so we're seeing around the world cases of kidnapping rape and murder. and we see very very only very rare cases in which there's actually a criminal investigation or prosecution or so you know. but experts say further privatization of war is convenient for the american government because among other reasons it doesn't have to justify the deaths of troops at home the president whoever the president may be can get us involved in conflicts only using uniform forces to do the official fighting and then thousands and thousands of
contractors to do the unofficial fighting that's under the radar screen that isn't covered by the media now here's a quote we cannot win a fight for hearts and minds when we outsource critical missions took on accountable contractors and of course that's what senator obama said before he became president but apparently as a president now he thinks differently with the contractors role in america's wars down to an increase and with the victims of their crime still begging for justice and then a check out reporting from washington our team. and coming up here in our differences on missile the fans bosco feel like dancing nor an answer and trying to place a bodyguard and it's better with us to find out what that means. after fifty eight years of formally being at war and we reported on why north and south korea still haven't signed a peace deal and who's benefiting from and from along the search parallel.
norway's police have released the first list of names of those killed by others behring breivik in friday's mass killings but explorer says his client is probably insane and unaware he killed as many as seventy six people a con man who has admitted his guilt claims he is not alone in a mission to turn back the tide of immigration in europe as laura as has been finding out many warn of a new wave of terror. and ethnic hatred that led to the slaughter of scores of innocent young people to anders breivik the massacre to which he freely admits was a justified strike against the political left for supporting open borders and multiculturalism and even though the staunchest of hardliners condemned great picks for respect actions anti immigration sentiment is growing across europe and other groups express their condolences and then are quick and separate themselves from
are also quick to lay blame left wing politicians. are responsible because they allowed integration happen and effectively pushed the scar to the edge it's a cry that many feel is not being heard by european governments as people show their discontent voting increasingly for previously marginal anti immigration parties and joining street movements like the anti islamic english defense league. of course it will have groups who are satisfied and you will have other groups who say that the governments are not doing enough or discussing the issues enough. in this going forward in the future i think this nor their attacks it will bring this topic into the center of the attention again and they will force. as the us public focus on these issues again the move towards nationalism is pan european as well as
the b.n.p. making gains in the u.k. holland's controversial good builders now leads the country's third largest political party running on and see islam platform nationalists the true finns redrew the political landscape this year when they won nearly twenty percent of the vote but danish people's party has also embraced anti immigration policies successfully lobbying for denmark to close its previously open borders with germany and. there's grassroots support for brave it too disturbingly depicted on the internet by some extremists as a hero three thousand people voted for his video manifesto on you tube and his group knights templar became a popular search topic on google i'm quite concerned that there are a lot of individuals. rabbits' writing in this manifesto will resonate with and so i'm very concerned you will see other people. types of attacks in the
coming months or years politicians including germany's angela merkel and britain's david cameron have already said multiculturalism has failed now the leaders of western europe have to stop the disenfranchised cities becoming a breeding ground for far right. who lit the fuse and those brave it claims to have been involved with the english defense speak which pledges to protect england from what it calls a wave of islamic the case said the a.d.l. denies the big political analysts are saying if the attacks in norway don't prompt an honest appraisal of the issues surrounding immigration that could further frustrate the european public and create more space for potentially violent far right groups to expanded all over europe your average r.t. runs it. now we don't terrorism and its consequences are the heart of the debate in
the latest cross talk in which peter lavelle's cast argue over the chances of a repeat of the city's elsewhere. i don't believe that this sort of thing is going to happen again but underlying threat that he will go if we're not listened to you going to see more terrorist attacks i just think i believe it's a load of rubbish we're not going to see this kind of thing happen in england we're not going to see it happening across europe and we all hope there are no more terrorism acts but it's very very naive to think that this was a one off and it's not like it's a happened if you look at the right wing. rhetoric in europe it is far higher than the u.k. for sure we have countries in the u.k. countries in europe who are banning certain acts of islam so they've banned the minaret they've banned the wearing of all of these things i don't even use that in the u.k. it's not that bad at the moment they go he says it's good seed now when you impinge on people's human rights then what are you talking about
a liberal democracy. is coming your way later in the program here in r.t. . the e.u. and the us have let international condemnation of casa those decision to stand special forces to seize crossings on its shared border with sara the nato led peacekeepers have been deployed to the area to help control the situation which is stoking ethnic tensions one police officer was killed after coming under fire from local serbs mounting a road block near a one of the disputed crossings cause it was says it's trying to enforce a ban serbian imports in response to a similar boycott of cost of our goods around sixty thousand serbs live in the north and don't recognize cost of the pants what it in a laterally declared in two thousand and eight bulk of the expert in the boys are managed says that the e.u. and nato made a mistake and recognizing possible because it's willing to work with serbia. the decision by. the korean war you and to send
a special forces is this is direct slap in the face of the serbian government which has been nothing but cooperate you've been even capitulating in the ongoing negotiations which were set up by the is a matter of fact to indicate that this action this will be either completely bypassed the europeans and nato or has been executed with their complicity in cooperation and honesty and that we should. do has made it seems you and imagine we were sort of recognizing your vision and it is true that it has no interest in any sort of dialogue it came to power through violence it has conducted widespread cleansing of sure you're no nobody in populations has been rewarded for the nigerian forum of syria in march two thousand and four and he has basically show we can behave in a civilized fashion continue to we can be with your correction of independence and know this show us leave the new mission is there to see we've gained their
independence is contrary to international law and usual rules so obviously it is missing here so making it is a mess that the europeans and nato which basically means need to fix. for more use latest updates and fresh videos go to our website artie dot com here's what we have for you online today. events leading up to the polish president's plane crash continue to unravel as investigators all are now also admit pilot error was probably to glamour claim they'd previously denied. there's no get out of jail free card for apply to all of it if an associate of convicted oil tycoon me how to toss the prison officials claim that it does not deserve early release. and watch our g.'s exclusive interview with legendary queen guitars brian may where he discusses his passion for music and science and gives his views on the mystery of life the universe and everything.
north korea's top diplomat is in united states as part of attempts to restart negotiations on the country's disputed nuclear program he's due to meet with american officials on thursday and has said he remains optimistic at ties was the u.s. will improve the visit comes just days after a nuclear and words from north and south korea sat together for the first time in over two years on the sidelines of a security summit in indonesia there are they agreed to a new six party talks over atomic admissions as soon as possible down after north korea's shelling of an island belonging to the south and why the claim wasn't response to provocative military drills the u.s. as north korea must dismantle its nuclear facilities before any deal can be reached here only from the campaigns and agreed for folder to you that the u.s.
is interested in keeping up tensions on the peninsula i. think the u.s. military needs justifications that maintains troops in the north east asia region so they can pursue its real interest which is to contain china's expansion of power in the region and also to continue to sell its weapons and demonizing north korea as an axis of evil country and the new provides just. the u.s. has been trying to strengthen its alliance of star and it's increasing military exercises in the region building missiles that defense systems and inextricable inexplicably linking south korea and japan systems weapons. but the reality is north korea does not provide a threat to south korea or the u.s. and the reality also is that the u.s. and south korea are facing an economic crisis where their tax dollars can be better spent on rebuilding their domestic economy than provocative war games and they've already cost us lives and going into the last year there is one thing that
distinguishes north korea from other nuclear weapon states in the world and that is that it is the only country that has said that it's willing to give them up in exchange for a guarantee that the u.s. will not attack it and north korea has. very consistent it has said that everything is on the table as long as the us is here but it has to be across this mutual disarmament you can't realistically expect north korea to simply give out its only deterrence capability unless the us is also willing to take steps and to its provocative workings that simulate the collapse of a north korean regime is a good start. and on the way here in r.t. seeing the award for this but only for daring illegal loggers and russia who are using bonfires as a smoke screen for reading a profit of details a few minutes. rushes and a way to nato says he is disappointed after talks with the u.s.
senators in washington dmitri were gazans thanks to republican lawmakers in that are committed to seeing moscow as a rival not a partner. his visit is part of fresh efforts by russia to revive talks of a common missile defense system in europe but the american side insists on creating its own shield which it claims is to combat missile attacks from so-called rogue states russia feels the project could compromise its national security something the u.s. has dismissed before or gazan told r.t. that washington's actions are violating moscow's personal space. there are questions that remain certain that if missile threats against europe come from the south why is the us placing part of its military infrastructure in the north or close to russia's borders this is the question that we can't get an answer to when we ask for legal guarantees that the system is not aimed at russia we're told there's a big conflict between republicans and democrats in congress and they start to explain that conflict but we're not interested in that what's important for us is
that the u.s. is behind these projects and they should provide security for all partners russia is very flexible if for some fabricated political reasons they have rejected our suggestion to integrate our means of anti missile defense and there's another scheme they could be cooperation between two independent systems if nato wants to defend itself that's no problem but if russia wants to provide its own security so be it the other wise it's like when you come home and discover somebody else's bodyguard sitting in your bedroom he's been sent to provide your security who's going to like that so if all our suggestions are rejected and it's understood that iran is just a reason to have the planet russia's nuclear potential is the real target then russia will come up with its own military response which nobody is going to like what it. is. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world the mayor of afghanistan's going to our city killed by a suicide bomb attack in the town center it's the latest in
a string of assassinations targeting top officials two weeks ago president hamid karzai as have brother who ran the entire kind of hard province was gunned down while karzai is top aide was also killed by the taliban who are stepping up your assault as nato combat troops begin to withdraw from afghanistan. it hits official news agency says former president hosni mubarak is weak and refusing solid food hospital officials say he is suffering depression and weight loss caused by not eating enough to sustain his health of arc is supposed to stand trial in a week accused of ordering the killing of protesters and corruption over eight hundred forty people died during the popular uprising which forced barak from office in february. levy has warranty u.n. envoy that no peace talks will be considered until nato's dobs airstrikes a government spokesman also insisted that market obviously leadership is non-negotiable earlier this week the un envoy held talks with the rebel council in benghazi where you also made little progress towards
a peace deal going civil war in libya started four months ago and stake in the lives of over two thousand people. those who say that money doesn't grow on trees have obviously never been to russia illegal logging is thriving all across the country as people learn how to profit from natural disasters or to fix on a boycott reports. fire has long had a reputation of a bad mustard but in russia these it's increasingly being used as a good servant but flames terrorizing the country's forest every summer some unscrupulous entrepreneurs have come to use it as a smokescreen for illegal logging the problem reached such proportions that even the government has realized the chips are down. in some regions considered at risk of heavy forest fires illegal logging is thriving they cut down more than authorized and the area is set ablaze to cover their crime you can determine how
much logging the sanctions and how much is actually cut down. for years hurricanes flooding come what may illegal loggers are using all sorts of natural disasters to cover their tracks. these woods new st peters were thousand the path of the major last year it grew thousands of hectares of mature forest many more were chopped after wards by swindlers like these ones who managed to secure a permit for the hurricane cleanup of them if. they've got a permit that allows them to take away three truckloads of debris a job that could be done in a few days at their permit is valid for three weeks i'm sure you can usually get the rest. they see money doesn't grow on trees but russia which possesses about one fifth of the world's forest resources defies the old wisdom while the government contends that the illegal logging cons for just a few percent of all timber production environmental activists say this deal of the
problem is much greater if we believe the twenty to twenty five percent of all logging in russia is carried out illegally if it is higher than a decade ago and it's still rising on a par with the amazon rain forest the vast siberian greenery is often referred to as the lungs of the planet at close examination though you see it's cars all over the place most of the illegal siberian timber goes to china and while the locals all the really see the impact of deforestation on their own lives the cedar only other option would be far worse. groceries and you know it's illegal what you're doing. i know it's illegal but there are no water jobs here from. the government officials who are to turn to for comment see the state is doing everything it can to combat illegal logging new legislation has just come into force the number of forest rangers will be increased in the meantime the chiefs are
still flowing where they may according to experts if the state's inability to see the wood for the trees that is one of the main reasons why illegal logging in russia is so widespread and why are they so prone to any sort of punitive action while the federal authorities may condemn the practice all they want to current economic and regulatory environment ultimately makes on behalf think chopping of truth from a look right there and easy to carry out then doing it the legal way i kind of artsy. and while earth bound environmentalist battle to keep russian trees say yes arjun talks to the american astronaut who inspired the movement to protect the earth watch the full interview next hour here's a short preview. we were there to prove not just to ourselves and the american people but to prove to the whole world that america wasn't second rate. and certainly the soviets now the russians with sputnik and
our guarantee the missile gap were making america look really bad well i'm proud to have been lucky enough to take the picture that maybe define. the start of the environmental movement i think a lot of people think we're the center of the universe it's clear that's not true and i think the earth rise picture has helped people start thinking in a more expansive way. and i'll be back with a recap our top story shortly but first it's business news with maria. hello and welcome to business here on artsy and we start this hour of with oil russia may be rich in the pot that doesn't show the petrol pumps motorists are have been so concerned with rising prices i mean some cases shortages the problems have been put down to a higher duty and intervention in the markets and it's got to the stage the
government is considering allowing low grade last supernatural back on the markets petrol refiners in russia have been reluctant to convert so the higher class three standards but the russian gasoline union says they're all ways to make it happen. i think if it were him i'd say there are a few stimuli being implemented at the moment so currently excise duties are varied the higher the level of quality the lower the g.t. the difference is in the big around three hundred to four hundred roubles according to the class now there is talk of increasing this difference to two thousand or three thousand roubles plus it fits with what those who have already invested in upgrading their production which will give them further stimulus for further development. russia's leading gold producer policy is gold has been taken over by its subsidiary because our gold deal has turned pointless gold worth thirteen point one billion dollars because soft gold worth fifty times less into
a british company that is expected so the same premium listing on the london stock exchange by autumn and the company says it now wants to join forces with the goal it will go through the inserts to develop russia's massive gold deposits. in the circle look at the markets now oil has slipped into the red this hour light sweet is down point one two cents i'm say the bronx is actually going to zero two cents prices remain under pressure though as a result of washington wrangling over the u.s. that ceiling. let's take a look at what's happening in asia markets there are now mixed washington's that problems are a factor in the investor confidence there as well and weighing on exports focused companies. and here in russia both markets are now open and they are in the red the arts yes there's almost a quarter of a percent down and my sex is just going thirty three percent so investors are in
the sciences and wouldn't risk the lives ahead of economic reports and critical decision making in the u.s. let's take a look at some individual moves on the my sense anderson majors are among the top losers this hour ross enough to share in the fifteen percent and blue collar is dropping around half a percent bucking the trend is v t v which is that point sixteen percent this hour . rush like it is have started the week struggling to find direction i look across the bow of the capital says the market looks at the end spring and summer long period. but it still looks like we're going to hook hold in two hundred thousand range for here two years which is roughly where we touched briefly but again the week going into the next few weeks i think with that sort of pace is going to continue and mark is just going to hold its breath until some positive signals are received from europe or the us moving further on the on summer we do
expect the russian market to go higher and reach new highs very here obviously with the continued strength in the oil prices metals and and other commodities finally being translated into the price of russian stocks. russia may place your bonds on the foreign markets in twenty twelve that the finance minister said against that chuck says russia plans to boost borrowing significantly over the next three years it was so good we'll go as torture with russia has an important could get it if it's going to reach it so high debt sustainability greece allows us to convert the budget deficit by borrowing another group school rings will amount to seventy two billion dollars serially in the next three years. and that's all the business news for now you can find more stories on our website that's our team dot com slash business and in the meantime stay tuned for the headlines with marina.